Room 4 Team
4s and Young 5s Teachers
Joyce – Lead Teacher
Joyce has a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing from San Jose State University and an associate degree in early childhood education from West Valley College. She holds a Program Director Permit from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Joyce has been in the field of early childhood education since 1998, joining Children’s Corner staff in 2008. She works in our 4s and Young 5s program five mornings a week and leads our Young Explorers program on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Maria – Teacher
Maria has taken her early childhood classes at Foothill College. She currently works in the 3s and Young 4s program Monday through Friday mornings. A native Spanish speaker, she is our Spanish teacher in the Passport to Adventure program Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons in the 4s and Young 5s program. She joined our staff in 2009 and her daughter is an alumnus of Children’s Corner.
Pam – Teacher
Pam has a bachelor’s degree in child development from California State University, Hayward and holds a Children’s Center Life Permit and Lifetime Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. She has been teaching since 1973 and joined the Children’s Corner staff in 2007. A credentialed Kindergarten teacher as well as a former elementary school principal, preschool director and preschool teacher, Pam leads our Transitional Kindergarten program Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ian – Assistant Teacher
Ian has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California and has taken additional early childhood education classes at local junior colleges. Ian has worked part time at Children’s Corner since 2001 while attending college and joined the staff full time in 2007. He is also an alumnus of Children’s Corner. He holds an Associate Teacher Permit from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. He works in the 4s and Young 5s program five mornings a week and in the Young Explorers program on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.